United Rental Announces Successful Completion of Consent Solicitations

Greenwich, CT - Sep 19, 2005

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the successful completion of its previously announced consent solicitations from bondholders. As of 5:00 p.m. New York City time, on September 19, 2005, the required majority of holders of each issue of the outstanding bonds and QUIPs securities had consented to the amendments and waivers that the company was seeking pursuant to the consent solicitations.

Wayland Hicks, chief executive officer, said, "We are pleased to have obtained amendments that are reasonable for all parties involved. We remain focused on addressing outstanding issues with the SEC inquiry as we work toward finalizing our results for 2004 and subsequent periods."

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,200 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 600 different types of equipment with a total original cost of $3.9 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com.


Chuck Wessendorf
VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7318 

Nicole Salas
Manager, Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7246